Now Opens, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls



Oprah opens a school Tuesday January 2nd for disadvantaged girls in South Africa.

Now opens, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. The school for disadvantaged girls, located in the small town of Henley-on-Klip, south of Johannesburg, was opened Tuesday January 2nd.

Not only the $40 million girls' school marked Oprah's fulfilled promise to former President Nelson Mandela six years ago, but also it gives more than 150 students a chance for a better future.

"I wanted to give this opportunity to girls who had a light so bright that not even poverty could dim that light," the talk show host said at a news conference. Also attending the school opening ceremony were Mandela and wife Graca Machel, singers Tina Turner, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey just to name a few.

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